Ed Farmer Stats

Ed Farmer was born on Tuesday, October 18, 1949, in Evergreen Park, Illinois. Farmer was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 9, 1971, with the Cleveland Indians. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Ed Farmer baseball stats page.

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"In 1954, when he was 5, (Ed) Farmer's mother took him and his two brothers to old Comiskey Park, to their first White Sox game. He was in awe the moment he saw the field. And he made a promise that day to his mother: He told her he would play there. She always backed his love for baseball, even if she didn't fully understand the game. She also encouraged him with truths he sometimes didn't want to hear. Such as when 11-year-old Farmer struck out 16 in a game, didn't allow a hit through 8 2/3 innings and lost 1-0 after a walk, a single and an error. Farmer was in tears in the dugout. His mother had none of it. 'She said, 'That's part of life,' Farmer said. 'You're going over there and congratulating them on beating you.' Conflicted, Farmer finally relented. 'I didn't know what to do, so I went to every one of them and said, 'Thanks for beating me. Thanks for beating me. Thanks for beating me,' Farmer said with a laugh." - Staff Writer Paul Skrbina in The Chicago Tribune (05/28/2017, White Sox announcer Ed Farmer doesn't let kidney disease slow him down , Page C-18)

Ed Farmer

Ed Farmer Autograph on a 1973 Topps Baseball Card (#272)

Ed Farmer Autograph on a 1973 Topps Baseball Card (#272)

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Birth Name:
Edward Joseph Farmer
Nickname:
Ed
Born On:
10-18-1949  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Evergreen Park, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
04-01-2020 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Calabasas, California
Cemetery:
Not Yet Determined
High School:
St. Rita High School (Chicago, IL)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-05
Player Weight Chart Weight:
210
First Game:
06-09-1971 (Age 21)
Last Game:
10-02-1983
Draft:
1967 : 5th Round (91st)

Ed Farmer

Ed Farmer Pitching Stats

22
4
16
5
4
.556
4.35
0
0
4
78.2
346
77
38
42
9
41
3
48
6
3
0
-
23
1
28
2
5
.286
4.40
0
0
7
61.1
257
51
30
32
10
27
6
33
2
1
0
-
24
0
10
0
2
.000
4.67
0
0
1
17.1
84
25
9
12
4
5
0
10
1
0
0
-
24
0
12
3
0
1.000
5.00
0
0
2
45.0
209
52
25
26
3
27
0
28
0
2
0
-
25
3
5
2
1
.667
8.42
0
0
0
31.0
159
41
29
32
5
27
0
20
5
0
0
-
28
0
0
0
0
.000
Infinity
0
0
0
0.0
2
1
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
-
29
0
2
1
0
1.000
0.82
0
0
1
11.0
45
7
1
1
1
4
0
6
0
0
0
-
30
2
5
2
0
1.000
4.36
0
0
0
33.0
144
30
16
21
2
19
2
25
3
2
0
-
30
3
30
3
7
.300
2.43
0
0
14
81.1
347
66
22
36
2
34
8
48
6
1
0
-
31
0
55
7
9
.438
3.34
0
0
30
99.2
438
92
37
37
6
56
11
54
7
1
0
-
32
0
25
3
3
.500
4.61
0
0
10
52.2
243
53
27
33
5
34
1
42
3
1
0
-
33
4
14
2
6
.250
4.86
0
0
6
76.0
336
66
41
44
2
50
11
58
3
0
0
-
34
3
3
0
6
.000
6.07
0
0
0
26.2
137
35
18
22
2
20
8
16
3
1
0
-
34
1
1
0
0
.000
3.48
0
0
0
10.1
42
15
4
4
1
0
0
7
0
0
0
-
11 Years
370
21
206
30
43
.411
4.30
0
0
75
624.0
2,789
611
298
343
52
345
50
395
39
12
0
-

Ed Farmer

Ed Farmer Hitting Stats

1971 22 Indians 43 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 .071 .133 .071
1972 23 Indians 46 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143
1973 24 Indians 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1973 24 Tigers 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1974 25 Phillies 14 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111
1977 28 Orioles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1978 29 Brewers 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1979 30 Rangers 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1979 30 White Sox 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1980 31 White Sox 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1981 32 White Sox 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1982 33 Phillies 47 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1983 34 Phillies 12 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167
1983 34 Athletics 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
11 Years 370 47 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 22 5 0 0 0 .085 .104 .085

Ed Farmer

Ed Farmer Fielding Stats

1971 Indians P 43 4 236 14 0.3 14 2 12 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.60
1972 Indians P 46 1 184 17 0.4 16 4 12 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.35
1973 Indians P 16 0 52 1 0.1 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.52
1973 Tigers P 24 0 135 6 0.3 6 4 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.20
1974 Phillies P 14 3 93 5 0.4 4 0 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 1.16
1977 Orioles P 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1978 Brewers P 3 0 33 2 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.64
1979 Rangers P 11 2 99 6 0.5 6 2 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.64
1979 White Sox P 42 3 244 18 0.4 18 7 11 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.99
1980 White Sox P 64 0 299 22 0.3 22 5 17 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.99
1981 White Sox P 42 0 158 15 0.4 14 5 9 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .933 2.39
1982 Phillies P 47 4 228 13 0.3 13 1 12 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.54
1983 Phillies P 12 3 80 7 0.6 7 2 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.36
1983 Athletics P 5 1 31 1 0.2 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.87
P Totals 370 21 1,872 127 0.3 124 34 90 3 10 n/a n/a n/a .976 1.79
11 Years 370 21 1,872 127 0.3 124 34 90 3 10 n/a n/a n/a .976 1.79

Ed Farmer

Ed Farmer Miscellaneous Stats

1971 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.3 0.0 1.17 5.49 4.69
1972 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.3 0.0 1.22 4.84 3.96
1973 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 5.19 2.60
1973 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.04 5.60 5.40
1974 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 9.0 0.74 5.81 7.84
1977 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
1978 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.50 4.91 3.27
1979 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.32 6.82 5.18
1979 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.41 5.31 3.76
1980 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.96 4.88 5.06
1981 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.24 7.18 5.81
1982 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 0.0 1.16 6.87 5.92
1983 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.80 5.40 6.75
1983 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 6.10 0.00
11 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.1 47.0 1.14 5.70 4.98

Ed Farmer

Ed Farmer Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1971 Cleveland Indians 47 $12,750.00 - -
1972 Cleveland Indians 47 $15,000.00 - -
1973 Cleveland Indians 47 $19,000.00 - -
1973 Detroit Tigers 28 "     " - -
1974 Philadelphia Phillies 43 $28,000.00 - -
1977 Baltimore Orioles 17 $30,000.00 - -
1978 Milwaukee Brewers 47 $32,000.00 - -
1979 Texas Rangers 30 $35,000.00 - -
1979 Chicago White Sox 22 "     " - -
1980 Chicago White Sox 22 $285,000.00 Stats -
1981 Chicago White Sox 22 $495,000.00 - -
1982 Philadelphia Phillies 46 , 22 $433,333.00 - -
1983 Philadelphia Phillies 22 $433,333.00 - -
1983 Oakland Athletics 40 "     " - -
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Edward Joseph Farmer was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Cleveland Indians (1971-1973), Detroit Tigers (1973), Philadelphia Phillies (1974, 1982-1983), Baltimore Orioles (1977), Milwaukee Brewers (1978), Texas Rangers (1979), Chicago White Sox (1979-1981), and Oakland Athletics (1983). When Ed made his big league debut on June 9, 1971 , he became the first right-handed pitcher out of St. Rita High School to reach the majors. Do you know what lefty preceded him? [ Answer ]

Did you know that Ed Farmer is one of the few Major League pitchers in history who had an infinite earned run average (ERA) season? Presented below is every pitcher (and some positional players who pitched) that had an infinite ERA season. Bold names have an infinite career ERA.

The Infinite ERA Club

Name Year

Team

Lg
Nick Altrock 1919 WAS AL
Wilson Alvarez 1989 TEX AL
Bob Apodaca 1973 NYM NL
Kirtley Baker 1894 BAL NL
Lou Bauer 1918 PHI AL
Ed Blake 1953 CIN NL
Rex Brothers 2018 ATL NL
Joe Brown 1927 CHI AL
Fred Bruckbauer 1961 MIN AL
Bobby Burke 1937 PHI NL
Bill Childers 1895 LOU NL
Mort Cooper 1949 CHI NL
Ed Coughlin 1884 BUF NL
Vic Davalillo 1969 STL NL
Paul Dean 1937 STL NL
Pedro Dibut 1925 CIN NL
Frank Dupee 1901 CHI AL
Joe Engel 1919 CLE AL
Ed Farmer 1977 BAL AL
Bill Ford 1936 BOS NL
Nick Greenwood 2015 STL NL
Clark Griffith 1912 WAS AL
Doc Hamann 1922 CLE AL
Brian Harvey 1995 FLO NL
Nate Jones 2014 CHI AL
Bob Kammeyer 1979 NYY AL
Al Kellett 1924 BOS AL
Matt Koch 2017 ARI NL
Will Koenigsmark 1919 STL NL
Dave Koslo 1955 MIL NL
Rick Kreuger 1977 BOS AL
Steve Luebber 1979 TOR AL
Daniel McCutchen 2012 PIT NL
Bob McGraw 1918 NYY AL
Cal McLish 1946 BKL NL
Doc Medich 1972 NYY AL
Al Milnar 1946 PHI NL
Bill Moore 1925 DET AL
Julio Navarro 1966 DET AL
Bob Owchinko 1983 PIT NL
Phil Paine 1956 MIL NL
Mike Palagyi 1939 WAS AL
Jay Parker 1899 PIT NL
Brad Pennington 1998 TBR AL
Dave Pierson 1876 CIN NL
Jim Ray 1966 HOU NL
Erik Sabel 2002 DET AL
Jim Schelle 1939 PHI AL
Paul Stuffel 1953 PHI NL
Billy Sunday 1890 PIT NL
Gordie Sundin 1956 BAL AL
Dennis Tankersley 2003 SDP NL
Bob Uhl 1940 DET AL
Lino Urdaneta 2004 DET AL
Marty Walker 1928 PHI NL
Zack Weiss 2018 CIN NL
John Wood 1896 STL NL

Ed Farmer hung up his cleats after spending three more years in the minors, scouted for the Baltimore Orioles from 1988 through 1990, then became a color commentator (often referred to as Farmio at that time) for Chicago White Sox radio broadcasts, from 1991 through 2005.

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